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In the 13th season of IPL, Kings XI Punjab defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets on Monday. Team mistress Preity Zinta proved to be the lucky charm for her team. Punjab, which lost 5 consecutive matches at the beginning of the season, has become the frontrunner for the fourth team of the play-offs by winning 5 consecutive matches.
With this, Punjab has become the second team to record 5 consecutive wins in the season. Apart from Punjab, Mumbai has won five matches in a row. In this match, Mandeep Singh (66 *) and Chris Gayle (51) shared 100 runs for the second wicket and gave Punjab an easy win. During this both of them hit 10 fours and 7 sixes.
Chris Gayle jumped with joy after catching Kolkata opener Nitish Rana in the first over of the match.
Punjab fast bowler Mohammad Shami took 3 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs. He dismissed Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik in the same over.
Deepak Hooda of Punjab attempting to run out Shubman Gill.
Kolkata captain Eoin Morgan scored 40 runs off 25 balls. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Kolkata opener Shubman Gill made his 7th fifty in the IPL.
Punjab’s Ravi Bishnoi took 2 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. During this he also put a maiden over.
Kolkata’s Varun Chakraborty was bowled by Chris Jordan.
Punjab’s mistress Preity Zinta looked very happy with her team’s performance.
Varun Chakraborty of KKR, who took the last match wicket, dismissed Lokesh Rahul in this match.
During the match, wives of Kings XI Punjab players also reached to cheer the team.
Universe boss Chris Gayle kept his team in the IPL by maintaining his team’s play-off race.
Kings XI Punjab recorded their fifth consecutive win in the season. He won 5 consecutive matches for the second time in IPL history. Also in 2014, 5 consecutive matches were won in the UAE.